Washington County Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that Chanin Bays has been selected to serve as the new manager for Administrative Services. She replaces Noor Delaughn, who was promoted to HHS assistant director in June.
“Chanin was selected because of her strengths and expertise in county budgeting, change management, collaboration and process improvement,” Delaughn said. “She has a track record for working alongside her team to approach challenges with a person-centered approach. I am eager to see all the positive changes she will make.”
Prior to joining Washington County, Bays was with Clackamas County for 15 years, most recently as administrative services manager for County Administration. She also worked in Elections as well as Clackamas Water Environment Services. For the last six years, Bays also facilitated Clackamas County’s strategic planning process, working with more than a dozen departments on developing and implementing strategic plans. Bays earned her master’s degree in business administration from George Fox University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Warner Pacific College.
“I’m so excited to join Washington County HHS. The mission and vision of this organization aligns with my passions and interests,” Bays said. “I’m looking forward to this opportunity to learn from such an amazing team and use my knowledge, skills and experience to advance our goals.”
Washington County Health and Human Services is a robust department with a budget of $165 million. The work of HHS is accomplished by more than 400 staff in eight divisions along with an array of meaningful community partnerships: Administrative Services, Director’s Office, Solid Waste & Recycling, Animal Services, Disability, Aging and Veteran Services (DAVS), Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Public Health. For more information, visit https://www.washingtoncountyor.gov/hhs.